Nobel Peace Prize winner, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, coined the term “Rainbow Nation” to capture the extraordinary diversity of races, tribes, creeds and landscape that characterizes modern South Africa. Getting to know South Africa’s amazing people may be the most enduring memory of any visit.
South Africa’s varied museums are a good place to get a feel for the history of the country and learn more about what makes the people here so special. Here is just a sampling that highlights a few of the country’s many outstanding museums.
Why “It Takes A Village” is so meaningful. Food on the table, clothes for the kids, and some extra bucks in the piggy bank. These essentials have gotten easier to come by for one lucky locality in South Africa. Since The Touch Down Group revitalized and re-opened Humala River Lodge nearly two years ago, the villagers are bringing home the bacon.
South Africa’s townships are infused with the spirit of Ubuntu, which means: “I am, because we are.” A term for neighborliness, and a proudly South African humanist philosophy, it is a wisdom widely embraced by all South Africans today. The townships of South Africa are where the heart of the nation beats. This is the real South Africa.
Style mavens, it’s here! The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Cape Town 2017 starts today. Even better, this year’s venue is Camps Bay, Cape Town’s chichi spot to see and be seen. Set at the Camps Bay Sports Complex, the Fashion Week tent emulates the likes of Bryant Park for New York Fashion Week, and this edgy setup houses a host of exciting experiences from the 23rd through the 25th of March 2017.
It’s Saturday night at Humala River Lodge. The African sun is slipping into the horizon as you take your seat around a blazing boma fire. The primal drumbeats are powerful and evocative… you can actually feel the sound in your soul.
Discover why Travel + Leisure magazine named Cape Town the #1 city to visit in Africa and the Middle East at the 2016 “World’s Best” Awards!
African penguins at sunset near Cape Town, South Africa.
Beautiful beaches, breathtaking mountains, world-class cuisine, captivating wildlife, adventures for beginners & experienced thrill-seekers…and we haven’t even mentioned the South African wines or the city’s cultural riches!
What are the differences in dining etiquette in South Africa?
Dining etiquette in South Africa is mostly westernized, with some of its own idiosyncrasies. For instance, it’s acceptable to eat pasta by twirling it onto a fork with the aid of a spoon, and to eat lobster with your hands.